a system for sending messages to one or more recipients via telecommunications links between computers using dedicated software or a web-based service: Communication by email is almost instantaneous.
a message sent by email: Send me an email about that idea, and I'll get back to you.
an address at which a person can receive email messages: He’s got my phone number and email in case he needs to contact me.
to send (a message or file) to (a person or organization) by email: He emailed his response to the invitation. I emailed the company but haven’t heard back yet.
to send an email; communicate by email or exchange emails: She emailed to say she’ll be on vacation next week. We emailed back and forth for three weeks before actually meeting.
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How to use email in a sentence
When they do so, it ensures that subsequent emails from that address will get to their inbox and never the spam folder.Email marketing in 2020: Four key things that made the difference | Toby Nwazor | November 19, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Other tactics you can try are using an email marketing service to ask newsletter subscribers for feedback, offering incentives, placing CTAs on your site asking for reviews, and promoting the reviews you already have.Harness the power of integrated CRO and social media | Ricky Wang | November 17, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
That generates an email request for control over the listing, which is sent to the registered owner of the profile.Hijacked Google My Business listings appear to be a growing problem | Greg Sterling | November 13, 2020 | Search Engine Land
We really focused on a better kind of security outcome relative to the major threat factors of web and email.Menlo Security announces $100M Series E on $800M valuation | Ron Miller | November 12, 2020 | TechCrunch
Even things seemingly simple — like using a smartphone, email or texting — can sometimes be a challenge.Amazon’s new ‘Care Hub’ lets Alexa owners keep tabs on aging family members | Sarah Perez | November 11, 2020 | TechCrunch
One spokesman for the National Security Council has been emailing reporters Wednesday to tell them that all was fine.Obama’s Love-Hate Relationship With Israel Explodes | Eli Lake | October 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Second, even if the target is, in fact, a non-American, the target will sometimes be emailing or calling an American citizen.It’s Time to Shut the NSA’s Backdoor Used to Spy on Americans | Geoffrey R. Stone | July 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
After emailing a photographer whose work she admired, she was invited to sit for him.
But was she calling and emailing, and showing up where you would be?Bigmouth Strikes Again: Smiths Bassist Andy Rourke Tells All | Michael Moynihan | October 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
I try to only do a little bit of emailing, scan the most important things, see if anything is urgent.
British Dictionary definitions for e-mail
short for electronic mail
to contact (a person) by electronic mail
to send (a message, document, etc) by electronic mail
- e-mailer, noun
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Scientific definitions for e-mail
A system for sending and receiving messages electronically over a computer network. E-mail is asynchronous and does not require the receiver of the message to be online at the time the message is sent or received. E-mail also allows a user to distribute messages to large numbers of recipients instantaneously.
A message or messages sent or received by such a system.
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Cultural definitions for e-mail
E-mail has become one of the most widely used aspects of the Internet, because it provides a means of mass communication to almost anywhere in the world at high speed.
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